Sir Rod Aldridge, a social entrepreneur



In this episode, Nick Travis chats to Sir Rod about finding confidence in his early years, family values and his inner determination that shaped his career.

Sir Rodney Aldridge founded Capita Group in 1987 and built it to become a FTSE 100 company. Today, his focus is on improving the education system that let him down, through the Aldridge Foundation.

The Aldridge Foundation is a charity built on a desire to open the minds of young people, equipping them with essential, transferable employability and life skills and developing an enterprising mindset so that they will have the ability to create better life chances for themselves. And become catalysts for positive change in their communities.

Rod is also using his wealth and time to get involved in mental health projects, being deeply involved in a business called Frog Systems.
Frog Systems which offers a video based mental health and wellbeing solution that captures the power of the lived experience to offer hope and support to those in need.

To find out more about Rod, head to our Hall of Fame page:



Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur Show page

Aldridge Foundation

You’re Better than They Think You Are They book

Frog Systems


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This episode was recorded on 18/03/2020

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Sir Rod Aldridge, a social entrepreneur

Episode 4

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